NHN Energy Assistance

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Energy Assistance Program

YES! Sign me up to round up my SRE billing statement amount and participate in NHN Energy Assistance Program to help the elderly and those less fortunate pay their electric bill.

Singing River Electric’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Energy Assistance (NHNEA) program enables SRE members to assist those including the elderly, handicapped and others who have difficulty paying their electric bill. The program rounds up member bills to the nearest whole dollar. It is coordinated by United Way for Jackson and George Counties and administered through Catholic Social & Community Services.

How does NHNEA work? Neighbors Helping Neighbors Energy Assistance works only through the generosity of our member-customers. Donations are distributed through UWJGC and Catholic Charities.

How do I contribute? Simply click on the link above or check the box at the top right of your billing statement labeled “Participate in NHN.” Your billing statement will be rounded up each month to the next whole dollar. The rounded up portion would be anywhere from one penny added to that month’s bill or as much as ninety-nine cents. Annual donations will average about $6. All donations will be given to the local United Way to be distributed one time per year to eligible SRE members who cannot pay their electric bill.

How do I sign up for assistance? It is easy to sign up. All Singing River Electric members are eligible to call the toll-free number to speak with a Catholic Social & Community Services representative. Simply call Catholic Social and Community Services at 1-855-847-0555. General information will be taken and the member will be given a list of documents required for an appointment.

For additional information, please download the brochure above or call any SRE office to speak to a customer service representative.

 

Singing River Electric members may also be eligible for financial assistance from these additional local agencies:

  • United Way for Jackson and George Counties – 228-762-8557, 1-800-762-8557,www.unitedwayjgc.org
  • Statewide information and referral number to receive assistance on any health or human service need – 211
  • Salvation Army – 228-762-7222
  • Christian Services – 601-582-5683 (Hattiesburg office – However, they claim to assist anyone from any area.)
  • Civic Action Community Services
    • Note: The four agencies below require that all households applying for services complete a pre-application. Visit https://virtualroma.mdhs.ms.gov to fill out the application online.
    • Jackson County Civic Action – 228-471-1230
    • George County Civic Action – 601-947-7426
    • PRVO for Greene County – 601-964-8231
    • Gulf Coast Community for Greene County – 601-394-2942

Singing River Electric members may be eligible for financial assistance from local agencies including:

  • United Way for Jackson and George Counties – 228-762-7662
  • Catholic Social Services – 228-567-0001
  • Statewide information and referral number to receive assistance on any health or human service need – 211
  • Salvation Army (Jackson County residents only) – 228-762-7222